TRAIN AND ENHANCE YOUR SUCCESS.
Over the past few years, the HR function has been forced to radically overhaul its mission.
More and more companies are looking for a new vision of Human Resources (or people and culture) ready to seize the opportunities that human capital offers as a strategic differentor. This translates into an even more relevant competitive advantage for the business. While the recruitment and acquisition of new talents are undoubtedly two valid approaches, the real secret of any organizational success lies in the functional Reskilling and Upskilling.
What is the difference between Reskilling and Upskilling?
While the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, Reskilling and Upskilling actually have different meanings:
- Upskilling means the development of additional skills that help make a person more effective and qualified in his/her current role.
- Reskilling indicates the development of significantly different skills for a person to be able to fill a different role.
These two components are fundamental for companies that need to fill a skills gap, defined as the difference between the mix of skills that the professionals of the function currently hold and the mix of skills that the strategy needs in order to achieve its objectives. This is even more important in the area of human capital development.
Training human resources has a dual purpose. On one hand it serves to provide permanent professional updating (upskilling) in the various sub-functions linked to the enhancement of human capital and on the other to retrain (reskilling), and look across functions, new and emerging job competences. Understanding which skills and abilities you will need in the future is a tough cookie.